North America's fi rst full-size (750-ml) PET wine bottle features the MonOxbar monolayer barrier system from Constar International Inc. in Philadelphia. The new bottles are used for Yellow Jersey wines, a new line of wines from Boisset Vins & Spiritueux in France's Burgundy region. Constar supplies PET preforms with its proprietary active oxygen scavenger to blow molder MPI Packaging, Mississauga, Ont. The 0.015-in.-thick barrier bottle provides the required 12- to 18-month shelf life. The wine is produced in France and bottled in Canada. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario pushed the conversion from glass to PET for greater environmental sustainability, according to Constar. The stretch-blow molded bottle has an embossed pattern and roll-on aluminum closure. Constar: (215) 552-3700 . www.constar.net
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